Question Marks About Trump Rally

Market Summary Weekly losses for the most of the major equity indexes suggest that an aggressive postelection rally might be running out of steam. Other than a minuscule gain by the Dow, the other equity indexes snapped three-week winning streaks. For the week, the S&P 500 Index shed 1.0% and the Blue Chip-heavy Dow Jones […]

S&P 500 Index ETF (SPY) Monthly Income Trade

TheOptionPlayer.com sets up a S&P 500 Index ETF (NYSE: SPY) short-term (30-day) option strategy (based on Wednesday’s closing quoted bid/ask mean) Investors could simultaneously: The difference between funds received and paid out is a $.60 per share credit which we keep if the S&P 500 ETF closes below $224 on Friday December 30th but immediately […]

The Trump Rally Has Legs To Continue Further

Market Summary The major stock indices settled at all-time highs this week as the so called Trump rally continues unabated. The upward move may seem a tad overextended but there is still room to extend higher into the historically strong December holiday season. For the week, the S&P 500 Index and the Blue Chip-heavy Dow […]

Alibaba (BABA) Stock Presents a Buying Opportunity

TheOptionPlayer.com sets up an Alibaba Group Holding, Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) short-term (15-day) option strategy (Based on Thursday’s closing quoted bid/ask mean) The difference between funds paid out and received is a $.97 per share debit maximum risk for this trade. The maximum profit is approximately $4.00 per share if Alibaba Group Holding, Ltd. shares move […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA) Monthly Income Trade

TheOptionPlayer.com sets up a Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA) short-term (31-day) option strategy (based on Tuesday’s closing quoted bid/ask mean) Investors could simultaneously: The difference between funds received and paid out is a $.58 per share credit which we keep if the Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF closes below $193 on Friday December […]

S&P 500 Index ETF (SPY) Monthly Income Trade

TheOptionPlayer.com sets up a S&P 500 Index ETF (NYSE: SPY) short-term (32-day) option strategy (based on Monday’s closing quoted bid/ask mean) Investors could simultaneously: The difference between funds received and paid out is a $.76 per share credit which we keep if the S&P 500 ETF closes below $221 on Friday December 16th but immediately […]

Status On New & Improved Website

The software development and testing team is busy putting the final touches on the innovative and enriched www.theoptionplayer.com. This novel website opens up premium services that are really unique for online investment services. The upgraded website will include: • ONE subscription price to provide multiple trading strategies • If an investor elects to focus on […]

Short Sellers Got Squeezed Hard

Market Summary According to Jeff Hirsh in the Stock Trader’s Almanac, S&P 500 has correctly predicted the outcome of the last 19 Presidential Elections 16 times. When the S&P 500 gains in the three months August through October, the incumbent party retained the White House 9 of 11 times. When S&P 500 was down during […]

November Election Holds Market Hostage

Market Summary The slow, steady retreat of the stock market ahead of the 2016 election continued Friday, with the market falling for a ninth straight day. Wall Street is now in its longest period of decline in more than three decades. The last time the S&P 500 fell for nine straight days is December 1980, […]

Trade UltraShort S&P 500 Index (SDS) As a Hedge

TheOptionPlayer.com sets up a ProShares UltraShort S&P500 Index (NYSE: SDS) a short-term (44-day) bear market option play – investors could: Buy SDS December 16th expiration $17 strike calls for approx $1.00 (Based on Wednesday’s closing quoted bid/ask mean) Our target price to the upside is $24 The maximum risk for this trade is the 1.00 […]

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